‘A different scenario than we’ve seen in the lakes’: Researcher says toxic blue-green algae found along vast stretch of Wolastoq river 

Anatoxins from cyanobacteria have been confirmed to be responsible for a dog’s death in Fredericton this month A public health advisory about cyanobacteria posted at the Carleton Park boat launch in Fredericton. Photo: Jon MacNeill UPDATE: The … [Read more...]

‘A different scenario than we’ve seen in the lakes’: Researcher says toxic blue-green algae found along vast stretch of Wolastoq river 

Anatoxins from cyanobacteria have been confirmed to be responsible for a dog’s death in Fredericton this month A public health advisory about cyanobacteria posted at the Carleton Park boat launch in Fredericton. Photo: Jon MacNeill UPDATE: The … [Read more...]

Blue-green algae: here’s what you need to know

Warm, slow moving water might sound inviting for a relaxing dip – but if this sounds like the conditions at your favourite lake, you may want to check this site before jumping in. That’s where you’ll find the provincial government's health … [Read more...]

Our climate change and health special edition of EcoAlert Magazine is out!

This climate change and health special edition of EcoAlert Magazine shines a light on climate change's lesser-known public health consequences, guides you through our 2nd Annual Eco Buildings Tour, celebrates the passage of Canada's new Fisheries … [Read more...]

‘It’s an indication of a corporate agenda’: Conservation Council’s Lois Corbett on Rob Cumberland firing

Rod Cumberland, recently fired from his position as a college wildlife instructor, speaks out against glyphosate-spraying in front of the Legislative Assembly in this photo from May 2014. In the National Observer’s story about the firing of Rod … [Read more...]

Feds approve plan to dump Sisson Mine waste into Atlantic salmon habitat

Wild Atlantic salmon. Photo: Nick Hawkins The federal government will let the Sisson Partnership dump mine waste into two fish-bearing brooks that feed the Nashwaak River. Amendments to the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations posted … [Read more...]

Mercury contamination in N.B. fish: what you need to know

Conservation Council reiterates recommendations presented to government following alarming study nearly two decades ago A smallmouth bass caught, and released, in the Nashwaak River. Photo: Jon MacNeill/Conservation Council of New Brunswick The … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Climate change and our health, new protections for our ocean, and young New Brunswickers making waves of change

This week's edition of EcoNews leads with climate change and public health. Read our new report making the critical connection between the changing climate and our physical and mental health; check out the first in our series telling the stories of … [Read more...]

The conversation is underway: coverage of our climate change and public health report from across Canada

Dr. Louise Comeau speaks with CTV Atlantic News. The conversation is underway. This week the Conservation Council released a new report aiming to start a dialogue about climate change and its effects on public health in New Brunswick.  You … [Read more...]

Conservation Council’s new report sparks conversation about climate change as a public health issue in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick today releases a new report on climate change and its physical and mental health effects in New Brunswick. The report, Healthy Climate, Healthy New Brunswickers, prepared by Dr. Louise … [Read more...]